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Cape Dutch

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A Protestant domestication of the style of the Counter Reformation, expressed in farmsteads set in extended landscapes with strategically placed architectural features, such as gateposts, walls, and utility buildings, such as wine cellars fowl runs given architectural treatment, the homesteads following set plans and having curvilinear gables. This style was based on short-span, symmetrical, rectangular-plan forms, usually with E, H, T, or U configurations (see Alphabet plans). The houses are single storied with thick lime-washed walls, economically disposed door-and window-openings, thatched with reeds and adorned with local variants of the Baroque and later Roccoco gables.

Buildings on this website in Cape Dutch style
Alphen: c1765. Constantia, Western Cape
Amstelhof - Cape Dutch House: 1856. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Ballotina: 1814. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Bergskadus: n.d.. Dal Josaphat district, Western Cape
Blaauwklippen: n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Bonfoi: n.d.. Bottelary, Stellenbosch district, Western Cape
Boschendal: 1812. Franschhoek, Western Cape
Company Gardens: 1652. Cape Town, Western Cape
De Kloof - Weltevreden: 1801. Swellendam, Western Cape
Drostdy: 1804. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Drostdy, The (Now Drostdy Museum): 1746. Swellendam, Western Cape
Drosty Complex, Victorian House: n.d.. Swellendam, Western Cape
Duiwehok - Dovecot (Meerlust): n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Eben Haƫzer: c1837. Paarl district, Western Cape
Elsenburg: 1700s : 1915. Klapmuts district, Western Cape
Empire Exhibition: Cape House: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Fishermen's Cottages, Hotagterklip: n.d.. Struisbaai, Western Cape
Geboortehuis van H A Fagan: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Glen The: 1812/1821. Swellendam, Western Cape
Goede Rust: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Groot Constantia Homestead: 1792. Constantia, Western Cape
Groot Constantia Jonker's House: n.d.. Constantia, Western Cape
Het Posthuys: 1673. Muizenberg, Western Cape
Historic Building: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Historic Dwelling (Farm Kleinbosch): 1792. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Historic House: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Historic House: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Historic House: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Historic Vlakkeland farmstead (Onder Dal Josafat): n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
House HAC Becker, Monmouth, Paradise Estate: 1930. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape
House Mann: 1928. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape
House TA Gardner: 1934. Muizenberg, Western Cape
Imhoff Battery, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town: n.d.. Cape Town, Western Cape
Iziko Museum - Koopmans de Wet House: 1790. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape
Kleinbosch Farm: 1792. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Koopmans de Wet House - Iziko Museum: 1790. Cape Town, Western Cape
Kronendal: 1800. Hout Bay, Western Cape
La Gratitude: 1798. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
La Provence, now Grande Provence: About 1760; . Franschhoek, Western Cape
Languedoc: 1757. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Lanzerac - Schoongezicht: n.d. : 1830. Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Martin Melck House (Old Lutheran Parsonage): 1781. Cape Town, Western Cape
Meerlust: 1693 : 1776. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Moolmanshof: 1798. Swellendam, Western Cape
Morgenzon: 1745. Swellendam, Western Cape
Mostert's Mill: 1796. Cape Town, Western Cape
Nederburg: 1800. Dal Josaphat district, Western Cape
Non Pareille: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Oefeningshuis - Meeting House: 1838. Swellendam, Western Cape
Old Nectar - Nektar: 1815. Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch district, Western Cape
Oslo House: 1850. Swellendam, Western Cape
Oupos: 1734. Swellendam district, Western Cape
Paddagang: n.d.. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Park Villa: 1802. Swellendam, Western Cape
Parsonage, Old: 1765 : 1769. Tulbagh, Western Cape
Reinet House (Old Pastorie): 1812. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Rhone: 1795. Franschhoek district, Western Cape
Roggeland: n.d.. Dal Josaphat, Western Cape
Rust en Vrede: 1905. Muizenberg, Western Cape
Rustenburg House: After 1664. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Schoongezicht - Lanzerac: n.d. : 1830 : 1914. Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Schoongezicht Farm: 1717. Dal Josaphat district, Western Cape
Spier: n.d.. Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenberg: n.d.. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Urquhart House: 1806 - 1821. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Valencia Farm (Windmeul area): 1818. Dal Josaphat district, Western Cape
Vergelegen: 1700. Vergelegen, Somerset West, Western Cape
Vergelegen for Sir Lionel Phillips, restoration: 1700 : 1917 : 1993. Somerset West, Western Cape
Vredenhof: 1800s. Paarl district, Western Cape
Welcome Cottage: n.d.. Glencairn, Simonstown, Western Cape